It is a beautiful tropical island in north Queensland just off Mission
Resort and Restaurant
The boats depart from Clump Point Jetty and take you right to the Dunk
Island Resort, which has accommodation and a restaurant.
of 2012, the resort is currently closed.
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Beaches and Water
Just next to it is a beautiful beach, and the resort
has rental gear
for water activities.
Poster by AllPosters. Click on thumbnail to buy
Rainforest and Cyclones
The island is covered in dense rainforest, which was destroyed in both
the 2006 Cyclone
Larry and the 2011 Cyclone
Yasi. Each time it takes it a few
years to recover.
Bushwalk and the Lookout
There is a great bushwalk through the rainforest, that goes past the
island's airport, then an artists' colony, some beaches, and through
the rainforest up to the lookout point over the jetty and other islands
of the Great Barrier Reef. It also goes past the grave of Edmund James
Banfield - the most famous resident of the island who wrote some
interesting books like The Confessions of a
Beachcomber, My Tropic Isle, Tropic Days and Last Leaves from Dunk
Island, which are a
great inshight to the
island, and generally the life in the tropics during the last century.
Edmund James Banfield
(1852-1923) was a British Australian journalist who worked in Sydney
and Melbourne, then moved to Townsville and finally retired on Dunk
Island, living almost self sufficient on his livestock, tropical
gardens and fishing.
Here's a map of the island. You can
anywhere on the map to zoom it in and see the places
closer. Drag the map to move around, and if you want to see the
satellite image with Google Earth, click on "Sat" in the top right hand
This site uses
British English, which is the English we use in Australia. You will
find words like "traveller", "harbour" and "realise", and they are all
correct in the language used in Australia.
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